Constructed in the 1930s, 3991 chemin du Mont-Sauvage contains a literal piece of Quebec's history, he said, as it's been reinforced with a steel beam salvaged from the Duplessis Bridge in Trois-Rivières, which tragically collapsed in 1951.
The house did have walls enclosing the washroom, plus many others for bedrooms and the kitchen when it was home to a family of six from 1960 to 2018, he said, but Paradis chose to knock them down in favour of a loft-style design to maximize the space: "The open bath in front of a fire is magical."
The property also boasts a nine-foot hand-dug basement with exposed stone walls, a central wood stove in the "living-kitchen-dining area," and 51,000 square feet of land complete with a mature forest, apple trees, rose bushes, a detached garage and outhouse.
In a new poll by the Angus Reid Institute, over half of Quebec respondents said that Canada should reach a vaccination rate of at least 75% before opening the U.S. border.
With many Canadians already envisioning a life post-COVID-19, the poll found that a "vast majority (69%)" are willing to wait it out until "at least three-quarters" of the country are fully vaccinated before opening the border to travel.
Only 22% of Canadians would be willing to open the Canada-U.S. border immediately, according to the survey.
Thirty-five percent of Quebec respondents agreed that the country should wait until over 75% of the population has two vaccine doses. Thirty-seven percent agreed that having 75% of the population fully vaccinated is adequate.
Only 20% of Quebec respondents agreed that the borders should open immediately.
Respondents in Alberta and Saskatchewan were the most interested in welcoming back Americans, according to the poll, as 42% and 30% of respondents, respectively, want the border to open immediately.
A new report from Royal LePage suggests that while Montreal's real estate market might start to cool down, home prices are still projected to increase more overall than any other market in Canada.
The company recorded a 21.7% year-over-year increase in the "aggregate price of a home" ("a weighted average of the median values of all housing types collected") in the Montreal area in the second quarter of 2021, bringing it to $514,000.